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Picture Book Reviews

Picture Book Reviews

Here are some short and sweet reviews of some recent picture book reads. Have you read any? Planes by Jan van der Veken My rating: 4 of 5 stars Thank you Prestel for sharing this book with the LitReviewCrew for an honest review.This is a great informational read for readers…
Review (YA Lit)

Review (YA Lit)

Hope and Other Punchlines by Julie Buxbaum This. Book. It is not often that you find books that deal with topics not previously read. I picked up this book because 1) pretty cover 2) loved the title (punchlines!) and 3) the author is relatively well-known. I typically do not read…
Book Review: Radium Girls by Kate Moore

Book Review: Radium Girls by Kate Moore

Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moor Started Reading: July 31 Finished Reading: September 11 Pages: 496 pages Audiobook and physical Summary The incredible true story of the women who fought America’s Undark danger The Curies’ newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as…
REVIEW: Holes by Louis Sachar

REVIEW: Holes by Louis Sachar

Holes by Louis Sachar Publication Date: September 2, 2000 Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnatses. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending…
REVIEW: The Giver by Lois Lowry

REVIEW: The Giver by Lois Lowry

The Giver by Lois Lowry Publication date: January 24, 2006 This haunting story centers on Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he’s given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets…